More Affordable Letterpress Invitations
Since the search term that drives most readers here is “affordable letterpress” I thought I’d talk a little bit more about it. Affordable letterpress is a bit of an oxymoron. It’s a like saying affordable Prada bag. It doesn’t exist-unless it’s a knock-off or used. You’re paying a price for luxury, so there’s no need to try and convince yourself it’s inexpensive. It’s not. But, like a Prada bag, you’re paying for workmanship. A lot of love goes into letterpress invitations, and love isn’t cheap.
Letterpress is not for everyone-especially most budget brides. But I’ve said it many times before, I believe you should focus on what’s important to you and scrimp on the rest, and invitations are important to me. We may end up going the flat printed route if the economy doesn’t improve, but if we are going to get letterpress invitations, the etsy sellers I’ve listed below are some of the first people I will contact. A lot of these sellers do not list prices for their products in their shop, but by my experience etsy sellers are traditionally less expensive than more “established” stationery companies, so it’s worth convoing them if you’re interested in their work.
Invited Ink has a wide variety of invitations and save the dates. My favorite is the Love Nouveau set. Yes, they are expensive at well over a thousand dollars, but unlike other sites where a cool grand gets you only your invitations and reply cards and envelopes are extra, all that is included. That price is also for 100 invitations. If you’re an intimate wedding bride like myself, then obviously the price would be lower.
If that price is too high for you, there is also the lovely Art & Love set which comes in at $795 for 100 invitations.
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